Humane Society reports 30 problem puppy mills in Missouri
COLUMBIA -The Humane Society said Thursday Missouri has 30 problem puppy mill dealers reported in its annual Horrible Hundred report.
The Humane Society exposed 100 problem puppy mills in its fourth annual report. Thirty of the mills reported are located in Missouri.
The report described poor conditions in dog breeding facilities documented by state or USDA inspectors. The list included multiple "repeat offenders" who were also featured in previous years' lists.
Breeders on the list are the source of most dogs sold online, in pet stores and at flea markets, the Humane Society said.
Below is the list of the 30 problem puppy mills on the Horrible Hundred report located in Missouri:
Pamela Baldwin, Samples Creek Kennel, Edgar Springs, Mo. (repeat offender)
Severely matted dogs; injured dogs; walls smeared with feces and extremely filthy conditions.
Kevin Beauchamp, Beauchamp’s Puppy World, Lebanon, Mo.
USDA filed an official complaint after licensee repeatedly failed to allow inspectors in; failed to provide adequate veterinary care to dogs.
Craig and Angela Burns, Burns Cuddly Canines, Exeter, Mo.
Puppies were matted with feces; underweight dogs had not been treated by a vet.
Kay Butler, High Point Kennel, Montgomery City, Mo. (repeat offender)
Dogs with bloody lesions; underweight dog; puppies with loose stools.
Kimberly Coleman, TLC Kennels, Clinton, Mo. (repeat offender)
Puppy found entrapped in wire flooring; white dogs appeared brown due to soiling with mud and feces.
Leroy Detweiler, Sunset Ridge Kennel, Princeton, Mo. (repeat offender)
Emaciated dog and dogs with open lesions found; received official warning from the USDA.
Mary Foster and Cathy Griesbauer, Country Pets, Montgomery City, Mo. (repeat offender)
Massive puppy mill with more than 900 dogs had license for one property, but found operating second unlicensed facility.
Caryl Freeman, Freeman Frenchies, Seneca, Mo.
Nine puppies found “lethargic, squinting;” offers puppies for sale on Facebook and puppyfind.com but has no federal license.
Jeffrey and Judy Gray, G & P Kennel, Rothville, Mo. (repeat offender)
Multiple sick or injured dogs; fined $9,500 by USDA for repeat violations.
Beverly Hargis, Hargis’ Sunshines Kennel, Hallsville, Mo. (repeat offender)
So many feces that the dogs had trouble walking without stepping in it.
Wilma Jinson, Jinson kennel, Stella, Mo. (repeat offender)
Sick and dying puppies found year after year; wounded and suffering animals did not have adequate veterinary care; fourth time in this report for grossly inadequate care.
Toni and Wendy Jones, TJ’s Kennel, Alton, Mo.
Failed to get sick or injured animals treated promptly by a vet; sick or injured dogs found by state inspectors three years in a row.
Monta Lou and Mural Beckett, Soo Big Kennel, Joplin, Mo.
Puppies found living in darkness; bichon had mass the size of a golf ball; Maltese was found “lethargic and unstable;” another was matted with feces.
Eva and Isaac Martin, Cedar Line Kennel, Fortuna, Mo. (repeat offender)
Five-week-old puppies found in outdoor pen surrounded by flies and feces.
Catherine Mast, C and C Kennel, Bogard, Mo.
Emaciated dog and dog with explosive diarrhea for three weeks had not been treated by a vet.
Janice and Kenneth Nelson, Exeter, Mo.
Dog had “golf ball sized mass;” four other dogs had lumps or masses; 42 dogs in need of dental care.
Barbara Neubert, Barb’s Pups (formerly Neubert Kennel and Farms), Vienna, Mo. (repeat offender)
Limping boxer with swollen leg had not been treated by a vet; unsanitary conditions; USDA violations for six years in a row.
Jimmy Doyle Powell, Jimmy’s Hilltop Kennels, West Plains, Mo.
Nursing mother dogs were underweight with hip and rib bones protruding; others had fleas and lesions.
Mikhail Raylyanu, Marshfield, Mo.
Received official USDA warning for failure to provide veterinary care to underweight dogs, dogs with wounds and hair loss.
John and Linda Reichel, Reichel Farms, McGirk, Mo.
Dogs had feces in their food and water; injured dogs found; puppies kept outside in the cold.
Debra Ritter, Cornerstone Farms, Curryville, Mo. (repeat offender)
Puppies with bloody stools; excessive feces and underweight/sick dogs found year after year.
Ellen Roberts, Rocky Top K-9s, West Plains, Mo. (repeat offender)
Sick or injured dogs found four years in a row.
Donald Schrage, Rabbit Ridge Kennel, Edina, Mo. (repeat offender)
Violations have spanned two decades.
Angela L. Smith, Family Lane Pets, Elkland, Mo.
Received official warning from USDA for bulldog with open wounds, puppies with loose stools and vomiting bulldog.
Josh L. Souza, Chevorlet Ranch, Phillipsburg, Mo. (repeat offender)
Dog went months without vet care even after owner was advised to get her treatment; violations found at 22 different USDA inspections.
Allen Strenke and Jerry McClure, Jerrens Kennel, Grant City, Mo. (repeat offender)
Small dog died after dilapidated cages allowed dogs to mix and fight.
Donna Taber, Jet Kennels, Wasola, Mo.
Underweight bichon had “easily palpable” ribs; other dogs had paw injury, dental and eye disease.
Joyce Walters, Select Pets, Anderson, Mo.
Dog without water stood on hind legs and pawed at enclosure door as water was carried over, then drank profusely.
Deborah Warren, Misty Dew Kennels, Pierce City, Mo.
One puppy found motionless and one deceased; received official warning from USDA for lack of adequate veterinary care.
Marilyn Williams (aka Marilyn Shepard), Williams Kennel, Ava, Mo.
Underweight, sick and/or injured dogs found by state inspectors four years in a row.